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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

2.6 The NHS as a model employer: improving BME leadership representation

19th June, 3:30-4:30pm  |  Charter 2


Chairs: Joan SaddlerDirector of Partnerships and Equality, NHS Confederation and Marie Gabriel CBE, Chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Senior leaders at NHS England and NHS Improvement have reaffirmed their commitment to race equality across the NHS workforce in a new strategy. A model employer; Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS; outlines the ambitions set by both organisations and reflected in the Long Term Plan, for each NHS organisation to set its own target for BME representation across its leadership team and broader workforce. The strategy will provide accelerated, intensive support to local NHS organisations on increasing the recruitment of BME staff at senior levels.

Join Yvonne Coghill, director, Dr Habib Naqvi, policy lead, Owen Chinembiri, NHS England, WRES implementation to better understand the strategy, get a better understanding and ask questions. The session will be co-chaired by Marie Gabriel CBE, Chair, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Joan Saddler, Associate Director, NHS Confederation.